It was always going to be an emotional meeting of the Scottish Liberal Democrat Executive this afternoon in the wake of the worst election results in 30 years in Scotland. I expected emotion as we were all very sad, but I never expected that it would be in any way uplifting.
I guess we Liberal Democrats are used to challenging circumstances. The meeting was conducted in a realistic, honest and very positive way.
I've never been in a room before when a leader has announced his resignation. I got a bit emotional, and I'll never forget the shock and genuine affection for Tavish. I hope it made him feel good too.
I've written more about this over at Liberal Democrat Voice. Please go and have a look.